'Buffy' showrunner clarifies reboot label

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on JUL 22, 2019

Monica Owusu-Breen, the creator of the new-Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, hinted in a tweet that the series will be a continuation rather than a reboot.

Monica Owusu-Breen, the creator of the newBuffy the Vampire Slayer series, hinted in a tweet that the series will be a continuation rather than a reboot, according to The Verge.

Owusu-Breen, who is working with the original show's creator, Joss Whedon, was the source of significant backlash fromBuffy fans after her show was announced.
In response, Owusu-Breen tweeted reassurances to fans that she cared deeply about the show and would not be trying to replicate or replace Whedon's original series.

"There is onlyone Buffy," she tweeted. "But here we are, twenty years later...And the world seems a lot scarier...So maybe, it could be time to meet a new Slayer...And that's all I can say."

Information about the show's plot and characters has been scarce, though a black actress has been confirmed for the lead role of Buffy.

In the original series, Buffy is a Slayer, a magical person who is granted supernatural strength and skill in order to fight evil. The show made clear that there could only be one Slayer at a time, until Buffy and her friends disperse the Slayer power to dozens of women in the season 7 finale. The multi-Slayer theme continued in a series of spin-off comics that constituted an additional four seasons of the story. Whedon approved of the comics and said that he considered them to be canon.

A premiere date for the sequel series has not yet been released.